Maya Rudolph NBC variety show attracts all-star line-up

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NBC is putting a lot of star power behind comedian Maya Rudolph’s highly anticipated variety show.

The Saturday Night Live veteran and Bridesmaids co-star is headlining her own 1-hour special on May 19 at 10 p.m, which reportedly may lead to a long term series.

Turns out Rudolph is going to get a little help from her friends to pull off her show.

Her former SNL co-stars Andy Sandberg, Fred Armisen and Chris Parnell are scheduled to appear.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Kristen Bell, Craig Robinson and Sean Hayes are also lined up to be a part of the program.

Janelle Monáe will give a musical performance and R&B legend Raphael Saaddiq is playing the role of bandleader.

Overseeing the project is SNL creator and Rudolph’s mentor Lorne Michaels.

Rudolph has been riding high in recent years following big screen supporting turns in The Grown Ups 2 and The Way Way Back and an Emmy-nominated return to SNL as host.

 

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